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'Amazing' Math Bridge Extended Beyond Fermat's Last Theorem

By ERICA KLARREICH

Mathematicians have figured out how to expand the reach of a mysterious bridge connecting two distant continents in the mathematical world.


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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG              (2018)

 

Robert Langlands, Mathematical Visionary, Wins the Abel Prize

By KEVIN HARTNETT

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MATHEMATICS                      (2018)

 

A Master of Numbers and Shapes Who Is Rewriting Arithmetic

By ERICA KLARREICH

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THEORETICAL PHYSICS
 

Does Time Really Flow? New Clues Come From a Century-Old Approach to Math.

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER

The laws of physics imply that the passage of time is an illusion. To avoid this conclusion, we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers.


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UNIVERSALITY(2019)

 

The Universal Law That Aims Time's Arrow

By NATALIE WOLCHOVER
 

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG
 

Graced With Knowledge, Mathematicians Seek to Understand

By KEVIN HARTNETT

A landmark proof in computer science has also solved an important problem called the Connes embedding conjecture. Mathematicians are working to understand it.


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COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY

 

Landmark Computer Science Proof Cascades Through Physics and Math

By KEVIN HARTNETT
 

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GENOMICS

 

Where Do New Genes Come From?

By VIVIANE CALLIER

In their search for sources of genetic novelty, researchers find that some "orphan genes" with no obvious ancestors evolve out of junk DNA, contrary to old assumptions.


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EVOLUTION(2019)

 

New Hybrid Species Remix Old Genes Creatively

By JONATHAN LAMBERT
 

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THE JOY OF X
 

Moon Duchin on Fair Voting and Random Walks

Hosted by STEVEN STROGATZ

Can geometry save democracy from gerrymandering? Mathematician Moon Duchin discusses the possibilities with host Steven Strogatz on this week's podcast.


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QUANTA SCIENCE PODCAST
 

Computer Scientists Expand the Frontier of Verifiable Knowledge

Podcast produced by SUSAN VALOT; story by KEVIN HARTNETT

The universe of problems that a computer can check has grown. The researchers' secret ingredient? Quantum entanglement.


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